Flea & Tick/ Heartworm Preventative
Seresto is the newest Flea and Tick preventative from Bayer Animal Health. Seresto collars combine “Imidacloprid” for killing fleas and a new molecule, “Flumethrin”, for killing ticks. The collar utilizes a long lasting sustained release technology.
One of the most important considerations dog owners face is what type of flea, tick and heartworm preventative to use. Most of these preventatives are made from toxic chemicals, and can create if used incorrectly. Over-the-counter flea and tick medications have not been through the level of extensive testing performed on veterinary pharmaceutical flea and tick preventatives. It is usually best to discuss any use of medications and toxic chemicals on your pet with your veterinarian. Being an informed consumer can help you know what questions to ask.
Common pests like fleas and ticks are easy to prevent, but the problems they cause aren't nearly as easy to fix. That's why it's important to keep your pets on an effective preventative, to keep problems such as , and even at bay. In the past, topical flea preventatives were the go-to way to prevent fleas and ticks, but now oral preventatives are available and rising in popularity. Either way, there’s an organic flea and tick preventative, in the form of a that’s grown, harvested, and processed on our organic family farm on Kauai. is a good option for pet parents concerned about ticks. This soft chew is the only oral preventative that will kill ticks along with adult fleas.With the upcoming flea and tick season already upon us, it’s important to remember that preventative flea/tick medication is very important to your dog or cat’s health. All dogs and cats who go outside should be treated with a preventative medication. Treating your indoor cats with a flea medication is also a good idea as it is quite common for indoor cats to become infected with fleas that are already in the home or are brought in by other people or animals who go outside. Flea/tick season also marks the very beginning of mosquito season and the right time of year to start your dog back on heartworm prevention if you do not do it year-round.Protecting your dog from harmful fleas and ticks has never been so easy! NexGard is a brand new, revolutionary flea and tick preventative from the makers of Frontline®, the #1 choice of veterinarians. It's the first flea and tick killer of its kind because it comes in a yummy, beef-flavored soft chew that protects your dog from a flea and tick infestation for a full 30 days. That means, you don't have to worry anymore about messy topicals, or accidentally washing your dog's preventative off while bathing! Also, it can be taken alongside your dog's heartworm medication, without interruption. NexGard keeps your pet protected from adult fleas by killing them before they have a chance to lay eggs, which reduces the possibility of a flea infestation. Plus, it kills 3 types of ticks (the American dog tick, the black-legged (Deer) tick and the Lone Star tick) which decreases the risk of your pet developing a deadly tick-borne disease. NexGard requires a prescription from your veterinarian.Both Mass Ave Animal Clinic and recently started offering BRAVECTO®, a flea and tick preventative that comes as a flavored chewable for dogs and as a topical for cats. Why is BRAVECTO convenient? BRAVECTO offers a full 12 weeks of protection while other preventive provide protection for only one month. It is a great way to have peace of mind and not have to worry about the pesky parasites for three months.